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    Oakland, CA

    Howdy:

    I just joined up from Oakland, California, where the weather is again turning to cycling.

    Raced in the late 70s through the early 90s, when I abruptly burned out and stopped. But sadly I acquired a taste for 70s-80s steel frames, and I have now donated three of them to bike thieves in my area ('85 Medici, late 80s Eisentraut that I bought directly from Albert, and a 1980 Colnago). The Colnago was stolen in a break-in two months ago.

    Anyway, I'm in the market for a nice 70s-80s steel frameset, probably in the Reynolds 531 range, maybe something that's a bit "stealth" at this point -- chipped paint, rust ok -- something that might fly under the common thief's radar. Just something I can ride around and commute on, go for the occasional distance ride, and have a nice feeling bike. So I'm gonna keep my eyes peeled for one of those on here . I'd consider a complete bike as well, but right now I've got my heart set on building something.

    Hope you are all well.

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    Thanks for joining.
    I started on $15 Craiglist road bike.
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
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    Thanks...yeah, I'm scouring Craigslist as well. Almost sprung for a midlevel late 70s Mercier frame on Ebay, then I realized the seller is in France and is charging $100 for shipping -- ouch.

    I'll get something. Actually looking at a Paramount in Austin (I go there for work sometimes)!

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    You will find one soon.
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
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    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
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